About Apprenticeship

IEC Apprenticeship training is a unique form of education that incorporates on-the-job-training and classroom instruction.

Click on the video below and learn more about the IEC Electrical Apprenticeship Program.

Open enrollment applications are accepted March 1 – June 30 for the upcoming school year 

IEC of Greater St. Louis offers two programs….

The IEC Apprenticeship Classroom Training is a four-year-program. Apprenticeship classes meet in the evenings from August to May. Each year students receive a minimum of 160 hours of classroom and lab instruction.

Apprentices receive classroom training in: Basic Electricity & Math, Blueprint Reading, Motors & Generators, Safety, CPR & First Aid, OSHA 10 Hour, Electrical Fundamentals & Theory, Transformers, Motors, and the current National Electrical Code.

Four Year Electrical Program Brochure


The Low Voltage Apprenticeship Program is a four-year-program, registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, designed to give students the experience and training necessary to earn the status of Limited energy Technician.

Apprentices will receive classroom training in: Basic Telephone Cable instillation & termination, Audio-visual systems/ CCTV, Communications systems, Sound & public address systems, Programmable & Controlling instrumentation, Structured wiring systems, Specialized control systems (HVAC, medical boiler, clock, instrumentation structured wiring systems), Fire alarm systems, Closed-circuit television (security), and Nurse call/ emergency call systems.

Low-Voltage Program Brochure


  • Applicants must be 18 by the time classes begin.
  • Fill out an application on iecstl.com webpage. Schedule a date and time at the end of the application by selecting the available dates listed in the drop-down menu. A $100 application fee will be required before submitting application.
  • Math entry exam required. (This exam is used to evaluate your level of math skills. You will not be required to pass the exam however you will need to take the IEC math refresher course before starting your first year.)
  • Must provide high school transcripts or GED transcripts at math exam. (Diploma does not suffice)
  • Any electrical related certifications must be provided at math exam. (Example: Osha or CPR cards)
  • Photo ID must be provided at math exam.

For more information about these programs, tuition, book prices, and any other concerns please call the Independent Electrical Contractors of St. Louis at (636) 536-9701, or email Jessica Garnett / Apprenticeship Manager at training@iecstl.com

How to Apply…..

We start our school year in August each year. If you didn’t make it into the program before enrollment closes, it’s okay because you can still find employment with one of our contractors and get started on working in the field as an apprentice. Furthermore, this will give you on-the-job-training until you can get started on the next school year. Most important, remember, this is a earn while you learn program. This means you attend class one night a week and are employed full time with an IEC contractor.  On the job training allows you to start working, make a solid income, gain experience hours needed to become a journeymen, and also learn the trade before some of your peers.

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Independent Electrical Contractors offers opportunities that extend outside of the classroom including competitions, conventions, networking events, open houses, tournaments, and so much more! To learn more about the National Office of Independent Electrical Contractors click here.

All applicants are required to take a Math Entry Exam. For more information, click HERE.


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